Wellness Roundup welcomes Dr. Julie Bauman to the Ranch


Linda Shannon-Hills

Please join us on Thursday, December 13 at 4:00 p.m. in the La Mesa Room located in La Hacienda Center for a talk by Julie E Bauman, Chief of Hematology and Oncology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and Health Sciences, a noted Head and Neck specialist. She will talk on her work on her cutting-edge scientific laboratory findings into the prevention and treatment of cancer.

Dr. Bauman’s research focuses on design of biomarker-driven, early-phase clinical trials to prevent and improve survival in head and neck cancer, a disfiguring and devastating disease. Her three areas of research have focused on “green chemoprevention” – using plants or their simple extracts to help the body detoxify carcinogens, battling the epidemic of throat cancer caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) and the emerging field of immune-oncology – novel treatments that activate the immune system to fight cancer.

Raised in Tucson, the Southwest is her home, her community and her culture. She did her junior faculty experience nearby at the University of New Mexico Cancer Center and returned to a position at a Southwestern cancer center in an underserved state seems like the natural step for her in terms of her service.

She spent four years in Pittsburgh, where she was associate professor of medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI), co-leader of the UPCI Head and Neck Cancer Program, director of its Head and Neck and Thyroid Cancer Sections, and co-director of the Head and Neck Cancer Center of Excellence at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. She has been a member of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Head and Neck Cancer Steering Committee and currently chairs the Immunotherapy Working Group for the NCI Recurrent/Metastatic Task Force.

Thursday, December 13 at 4:00 p.m. in the La Mesa Room.